USF – Baseball – 2009 – Bulls vs Bearcats (Game Two) – Thoughts and Perspectives

4 05 2009

A PRISM contribution; written by Jason Roberts

All photos original work by and property of Jason Roberts

Additional images are available by contacting jason@prismfreelantz.org

dsc_0651Being new to USF baseball (okay, I admit it; I’ve not been much of a baseball fan – at least, until discovering the Bulls . . .), I didn’t think I would have gotten the least bit emotional when I arrived at Red McEwen field Saturday evening, just in time for the introduction of four players – Brandon Smith, Mike Consolmagno, Trey Manz, and Chris Rey – being honored as a part of the program’s annual Senior Night.

Parking spots were a scarce commodity for the second of a three game series between the University of South Florida Bulls and the University of Cincinnati Bearcats, thanks to graduation ceremonies taking place concurrently at the nearby Sun Dome.   Plenty of smiles and more than a few shed tears, however, were in abundance out on the diamond.

One thing that you’re taught as a media representative — never give a hint of your personal leanings toward one team or another when you’ve been asked to cover an event.
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USF – Baseball – 2009 – Bulls vs. Bearcats (Game Two) – Photo Journal

4 05 2009

A PRISM contribution; written by Jason Roberts

All photos original work by and property of Jason Roberts

Additional images are available by contacting jason@prismfreelantz.org

The following is a sample of the photographic work done at the 2009 South Florida v. Cincinnati baseball game on Saturday, May 2nd.

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South Florida – Baseball – 2009 – Bulls v. Mountaineers – Game Two

27 04 2009

A PRISM contribution; written by Jason Roberts

All photos original work by and property of Jason Roberts

Additional images are available by contacting jason@prismfreelantz.org

Reprinted from publication on the University of South Florida’s GoUSFBulls.com website, 4/27/09

Special thanks goes to Amy Woodruff, Assistant Director of Communications for allowing PRISM/freelantz access to this wonderful event . . .


dsc_0546On one of the nicest nights that Southwest Florida has seen to this point in the month of April, the University of South Florida Bulls came one step closer to doing something which no other baseball team in the Big East Conference had done prior to this weekend — handing the West Virginia Mountaineers their first conference series sweep this season.

In a game that saw plenty of action by USF hitters, the Bulls routed the Mountaineers 11-2 to take a 2-0 lead in the weekend’s three-game stretch for a team which heading into the matchup Saturday remained  undefeated in conference play on its home diamond at Red McEwen Field.

Representatives from the schools’ women’s basketball squad threw out the ceremonial first pitch and a  steady breeze sent Big East team flags flapping in a loud symphony  just after 7:00 pm, as a crowd of nearly 1500 filled the stands and perimeter of the field to see starting pitcher Derrick Stultz take the mound against a West Virginia squad that a day earlier had been defeated by a score of 8-3.  The Mountaineers found early success in the first inning, with WVU left fielder Justin Parks leading off with a single through the left side which eventually landed him the game’s first run off a fly ball to right field by short stop, Jedd Gyorko.  Stultz allowed only one additional hit in the opening inning, and gave up just four more hits and one run through 131 pitches before being replaced after eight innings by closer, Andrew Salgueiro.  Stulz now moves to 5-1 on the season.

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South Florida – Baseball – 2009 – Bulls v. Mountaineers – Photo Journal

27 04 2009

A PRISM contribution; written by Jason Roberts

All photos original work by and property of Jason Roberts

Additional images are available by contacting jason@prismfreelantz.org

The following is a sample of the photographic work done at the 2009 South Florida v. West Virginia baseball game on Saturday, April 25th.

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Oregon – Football – Spring Practice Journal – Volume Three

26 04 2009

oregonA PRISM contribution; written by Jason Roberts

The Ducks are building toward their final week of spring practice, and as they do so, they’re seeing the emergence of wideout Jamere Holland as, according to head coach Chip Kelly, the team’s “most productive receiver.”  Tailback Remene Altson, meanwhile, was forced to the sidelines with an injury to his left foot, and will likely remain out of drills for the remainder of the spring.  That left Oregon’s coaching staff looking to players like wideout Chris Harper and corner Kenjon Barner to add depth at running back, with mixed results.  Finally, look for Colorado’s Mark Helfrich to make a visit to Eugene in the near future, as Mike Belotti and Kelly continue to interview Kelly’s replacement as the team’s last offensive coordinator.

Gary Horowitz of the Statesman Journal reveals that perhaps no player “has done more this spring to impress first-year Oregon football coach Chip Kelly” than junior wide receiver, Jamere Holland.  Horowitz describes the 6’1″ and 185 pound transfer from the University of Southern California (2007) as  someone “virtually forgotten” last season when he had four receptions for 53 yards over the span of seven games, but a player who Kelly this year is complimenting as having “had a great spring” and establishing himself as the team’s “most productive receiver.”   Former head coach Mike Bellotti has previously voiced concern over Holland’s dedication to playing in Eugene, but as of now, Horowitz writes that Holland has impressed Kelly enough to  “likely . . . be part of the Ducks’ starting receiving corps along with juniors Jeff Maehl and Aaron Pflugard.”  The fastest player on the team (he has been clocked at 4.2 in the 40-yard dash), expect to see Holland also running for a spot on the school’s 4×100 relay team following the end of spring practices.

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Oregon State – Football – Spring Practice Journal – Volume Three

25 04 2009

A PRISM contribution; written by Jason Roberts

imagesAs the final week of spring practice approaches in Corvalis, head coach Mike Riley’s offense is finding success against what currently looks like a very weak defensive secondary — especially with quarterback Sean Canfield  decimating the Beavers’ safeties and corners to the tune of up to 500 yards passing per scrimmage.  Darrell Catchings has proven a clear-cut go-to in a wide receiver corps expected to be hurt by the departure of both Sammie Stroughter and Shane Morales, and tells reporters that while he’s under a lot of pressure to step up and establish himself as a pass catcher, he is more than ready to meet the challenge.  Meanwhile, Paul Buker of The Oregonian argues which OSU passer — Canfield or Lyle Moevao — might get the call to start against Portland State in the 2009 season opener, discussing as well the probability of Brennan Oleander earning a scholarship as a walk-on along OSU’s defensive line.  Of interest too, Shannon Owens of the Orlando Sentinel inquires whether or not Jeremy Francis could end up playing football for the Central Florida Knights as soon as this fall.

Shannon Owens of the Orlando Sentinel explains that it is looking more and more likely that former Oregon State running back Jeremy Francis could be transferring to the University of Central Florida as early as this fall in order to finish his collegiate football career.  Owens writes that Francis “will not seek a medical hardship” to play in the 2009 season and is currently awaiting official notice from the Beavers’ football program that he has been released.  The former star of last year’s 2008 Sun Bowl against the Pittsburgh Panthers, the young running back explains, “I don’t think I would be prepared to compete for a starting position . . . . [but] would like to redshirt, learn the system and then give my all for my last season and make something happen.”

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Tulsa – 2009 Spring Game – Photo Journal

23 04 2009

A freelantz submission; All photographs property of PRISM/freelantz – photos may not be used without permission

The following is a sample of the photographic work done at the 2009 Tulsa Golden Hurricanes spring game on Saturday, April 18th.

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